Highgate Hotels

  • Director of Engineering

    Requisition ID
    2018-6326
    Category
    Engineering
    Job Location
    US-NY-New York
    Property
    NoMo SoHo
  • Highgate Hotels

    Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate’s portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition.  Highgate also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry’s most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas, and Seattle.

    Location

    Nomo Soho 1

     

    Inspired by its Crosby Street location, NoMo blends nostalgia with modern for an authentic and unique SoHo experience — as seen by its curated collection of vintage and contemporary art. Guests can enjoy farm - to - fork seasonal cuisine at NoMo Kitchen or relax daily with morning coffee and tea in the Library Lounge. NoMo SoHo is a true blend of comfort and class providing guests with luxury accommodations in a stylish setting. 

    Employment Status

    Full-Time

    Overview

    The Director of Engineering is responsible for all administrative, financial and operating aspects of the hotel as they directly relate to the engineering division.  He/she is responsible for the safe and profitable operation of the hotel. The primary purpose of this position is to direct and oversee the daily functions of the Engineering Department while conducting security, safety, risk management and enforcement duties in a courteous manner, such as handling emergencies, incidents, threats and violations to life and property, in order to maintain a safe and secure environment. Provide the safety and security for all guests and team members by ensuring that the premises are maintained in accordance with all laws, regulations, and codes pertaining to safety and security.

    Responsibilities

    • Supervise and train all Engineering staff in Customer Service, Empowerment, Standard Operating Procedures and Loss Prevention Standards.
    • Create, approve and post all Engineering staff schedules according to Highgate Hotel standards.
    • Create and adhere to annual budget for department.
    • Develop financial forecasts and actively participate in monthly profit/loss review meetings.
    • Develop and implement plans to maintain property, equipment, grounds and other assets in an acceptable state of repair.
    • Ensure the hotel is in compliance with all local, state and federal laws.
    • Create and implement a preventative maintenance program for all hotel equipment.
    • Ensure that all emergency and life safety equipment and systems are inspected, tested and certified per Highgate Hotel standards.
    • Ensure that room maintenance requests are handled in a prompt and courteous manner.
    • Follow up on all alarms immediately to determine the exact location and cause.  Determine emergency status and report findings to Front Desk.  Take immediate action as necessary.
    • Assist as necessary with special projects and renovations.
    • Actively participate in energy conservation programs.
    • Review all guest and meeting planner comment cards to ensure problems are identified and corrected in a timely manner.
    • Ensure compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA).
    • Administer all vendor contracts controlled by the engineering department.
    • Support and participate in all Highgate Hotel programs.
    • Educate staff on the Hazardous Chemical Program (OSHA) and other related safety programs.
    • Supervise the conducting of fire drills, train employees in fire evacuation procedures and ensure that sufficient qualified personnel are available to perform the duties of Fire Safety Director.
    • Oversee activities of our key system to ensure proper access and control.
    • Coordinate and monitor the efficiency of safety and security related programs.
    • Develop and direct the Safety Committee, ensuring training standards are conducted and implemented. Coordinate a safety incentive program to generate safety awareness for employees.
    • Oversee the maintenance records of property costs, fires, and accident reports statistics on lost time, and other reports required by governmental agencies relating to safety and security.
    • Conduct training program for security and fire safety personnel to ensure the readiness of hotel fire response team and fire safety directors.
    • Maintain liaison with various city agencies to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
    • Recommend to management new safety and security programs, monitoring equipment, and devices that would increase the security of the hotel.
    • Attend outside hotel and security related meetings.
    • Maintain communication with guests before, during and after their stays concerning security and safety related matters.
    • Coordinate resolution of guest incidents and problems and keep guests informed.
    • Correspond with guests and outside law enforcement agencies on a regular basis to insure all security needs are addressed.
    • Oversees Lost & Found function of the hotel by maintaining an organized tracking program and return policy to team members and guests.
    • Oversees package room duties for internal and external guest packages and ensures all packages are billed accordingly to guest and delivery in a timely manner.
    • Attend hotel operational meetings. Lead and participate in Highgate Hotel Safety Committee

     

     

     

     

    Qualifications

    • At least 5 years of progressive facilities management experience in a hotel or a related field; or a 4-year college degree and at least 1 year of related management experience; or a 2-year college degree and 3 or more years of related management experience.
    • High school diploma or equivalent required.
    • Stationary Engineer’s license if required by local code.
    • HVAC, electrical, plumbing, boiler operations and general maintenance skills required.
    • Long hours sometimes required.
    • Heavy work – Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and /or 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
    • Travel related to company business sometimes required.
    • Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
    • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.
    • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.
    • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
    • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
    • Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings.
    • Participate in M.O.D. coverage as required.
    • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Highgate Hotel Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
    • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing nametags.
    • Comply with Highgate Hotel Standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
    • Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
    • Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
    • Must be able to understand and evaluate complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.
    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.

     

     

    Highgate is committed to diversity in its workforce. Highgate is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, veteran or disability status. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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